Gloria Steinem: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single)
"The art of behaving effectively is behaving as if everything you do matters....If we can remember that the means are the ends, we can try to use the means that most reflect the ends we want, little by little, we're much more likely to get there."
I was not as familiar with Gloria Steinem so I really appreciated reading this Kindle Single to become more acquainted with her. I think the interviewer ...more
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Or, "still learning after all these years." I grew up just a few years behind Ms. Steinem. She was a role model that put me on a path that reinforced the role models I had from an early age including my grandmother, great-aunts and aunts. My father "backed them up" by crediting them as his first teachers. Ms Steinem showed us by example how to navigate the "outside"world. This short 'conversation' has reaffirmed many feelings and given me some new and more concise ways of ...more
I love her comment on laughter.
"The art of behaving effectively is behaving as if everything you do matters....If we can remember that the means are the ends, we can try to use the means that most reflect the ends we want, little by little, we're much more ...more
You see, you get the sense (and rightly so) that in the pieces produced by Steinem that whilst she has no qualms with honesty and baring her soul that she controls the narrative. It was interesting to see her exposed in such a way that wasn’t critical but was led by another party.
We get to see Steinem under the microscope ...more
I always end up feeling like I've been down in a dark basement and there's all that reality there, and now I'm out in the sunshine trying to explain to the people in the sunshine what's going on in the basement. It isn't that the people in the sunshine are bad people, but they haven't been in the basement.
This was a great little interview. The questions were more based around Steinem's life than her viewpoints, which works well; she's able to express her viewpoints through her life, which I knew little about. The interviewer was mostly a guide, as a good interviewer should be, and Steinem spoke freely and very well. The book was only 99 cents, and I feel like it would have been worth it even at a little more.